Varian Receives Clearance from Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for TrueBeam High Intensity Mode
Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) has received regulatory clearance from the Indian Atomic Energy Regulatory Board for the use of its unique TrueBeam™ High Intensity Mode for advanced radiosurgical treatments. The company's market-leading range of radiotherapy and radiosurgery equipment and software, including the TrueBeam medical linear accelerator, are on display in Kolkata this week at AROICON 2012, the country's primary radiation oncology exhibition.
Dr. Vivek Bansal, director of radiation oncology at HCG Cancer Hospital in Ahmedabad -- the first hospital in India to commence treating patients using the TrueBeam high intensity mode – said, "We have used this modality for prostate, head & neck and lung cancer patients, enabling quicker dose delivery and therefore shorter treatments. Higher dose rates appear to offer considerable benefits in organ motion management -- for example, larger dose fractions have been delivered in a single breath-hold at our center."
"We feel high intensity modes may become necessary for most stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy and stereotactic radiosurgery treatments in the future," said Dr. Bansal. "Our experience is showing that high intensity mode treatments offer